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Small hole in the atrial septum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   My son has a small hole in the atrial septum , the docotor sys
Doctor :   ok
User :   he said it is not life threatning
Doctor :   how old is your son?
User :   how serious isthe condition
User :   4 yrs
Doctor :   does your child have any problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   when was this diagnosed?
User :   3 months back
Doctor :   do you know what the size of the defect is?
User :   i think 4.5 mm
Doctor :   are you sure of the size?

User :   i remeber it was 4 mm or 5mm, not very surethough
User :   the doctor said many people have this dfect and live normally
Doctor :   ASD- does not require treatment if it is not causuing problems
User :   can the hole bemcome bigger later?
Doctor :   ye sit is a common problem and people with smaller
Doctor :   defects can lead a normal life
Doctor :   no
User :   my son does not need surgery `?
Doctor :   If you can forward your sons report to me by e amil

Doctor :   I can give you a defnite answer
Doctor :   there are new techniques that Allow
User :   i would not like to give out my sons reports, sorry abt that.
Doctor :   closure without surgery
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can contact a cardiologist to discuss these options

User :   is there some sports that m son should not not do
Doctor :   if they are required
User :   are there any other restrictions for my son?
Doctor :   If your son experiences breathlessness
Doctor :   on exertion
Doctor :   a pt with ASD usually presents with symptoms at age 30
Doctor :   or thereabouts
User :   dos it mean my son can have a serious problem later in life?
Doctor :   Was your sons problem diagnosed at a routine examination?
User :   my son had a heart sound , so he was asked to get heart scan was doagnosed then.
Doctor :   patients with this problem are usually diagnosed when they develop other problems-

Doctor :   It is good that your son's problem has been diagnosed early
User :   my son has no other problems with braething or anything
Doctor :   ok
User :   thank you , doctor.
Doctor :   you are welcome,
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   r u thr?

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